Olivia Attwood shares statement after quitting I’m A Celebrity after just 24 hours
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Olivia Attwood has issued a statement after unexpectedly leaving the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here camp just 24 hours in.
The reality star was among the first few contestants to enter camp this year alongside Boy George, Chris Moyles, and Scarlette Douglas, but her time on the ITV series came to an abrupt end.
ITV confirmed today (Monday, 7 November) that Attwood had to leave the camp following medical checks.
A show spokesman told LADbible: "As a precautionary measure Olivia needed to leave the jungle to undergo some medical checks.
"Unfortunately, the medical team has advised it is not safe for Olivia to return to camp as there needs to be further investigation.
"She has been absolutely brilliant and she'll be very much missed on the show."
Hours after the shocking news broke, Olivia broke her silence through her social media handlers with a statement posted to her Instagram Story.
It read: "To say Olivia is heartbroken would be an understatement, she dreamed of doing I'm A Celeb for years and was absolutely loving every second of the show and throwing herself into jungle life feet first (just as we knew she would). However, for reasons beyond her control, her journey has been cut short. Your support and kind words have meant the absolute world to her, now as much as it always has."
The statement concluded: "You will hear the truth from Olivia in due course and she will be back on your screens in the new year.
"Ps. Who's going to roast Matt Hancock now??"
True enough, former health secretary Matt Hancock is set to be a controversial late entrant into this year's series, despite more than 43,000 people signing a petition calling for ITV to reverse its decision to bring him on to the show.
The petition - set up by Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice - reads: "Matt Hancock isn't a 'celebrity', he's the health secretary who oversaw the UK having one of the highest death tolls in the world from Covid-19 whilst breaking his own lockdown rules.
"The fact that he is trying to cash in on his terrible legacy, rather than showing some humility or seeking to reflect on the appalling consequences of his time in Government says it all about the sort of his person he is.
"Families were ripped apart by Matt Hancock's actions, and turning on the TV to see him being paraded around as a joke is sickening.
"If he had any respect for families who lost loved ones to Covid-19, he would be sharing his private emails with the Covid Inquiry, not eating bugs on TV."
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here continues tonight at 9pm on ITV and ITVHub.
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